High School: Westlake (Atlanta, GA)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to South Carolina
Recruiting Summary for Raven Johnson
first offer: Georgia Tech (November 2016)
offers in 2017: Georgia, Miami (FL)
offers in 2018:
- April: Auburn
- July: Clemson, NC State, Ohio State, South Carolina
- August: UCLA
- September: Alabama
- November: Tennessee
offers in 2019:
***listed are offers that have been made public; she reportedly had more than 30 Power 5 offers as of October 2019; also, per the article linked below, Baylor was among her suitors.
June 25, 2020: committed to South Carolina
Watching South Carolina beat UConn, “I was in love,” this new Gamecock commit says (Charlotte Observer, 7/11/2020)
Up until recently, Raven Johnson was planning to take all her officials visits. The 5-foot-8 point guard, ranked 13th among all players in the recruiting class of 2021, had a list of schools pursuing her all among the elite of women’s college basketball — Oregon, Louisville, Baylor and UCLA.
But with the rise and spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Atlanta native decided to not wait until those visits will be allowed again. And when it came to her decision, her reasoning was simple.
“I was like, I just built and felt a relationship with (coach Dawn Staley), … I really like South Carolina,” Johnson said. “And it’s close to home, so why not gonna stay close to home at the best school and win a championship here at South Carolina?”
Athletic lead-guard brings explosive offensive game to the back court; 1 on 1 creator, elusive to the rim, consistently delivers results; triple-threat attack rises on jumper in mid-range game to the arc; uptempo distributor with purpose; an elite point-guard in the class of 2021.
espnW, September 2019